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Best Parcel Forwarding Services for International Shoppers [UPDATE 6]

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Want to shop from Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, BestBuy and get the parcels delivered right to your doorstep no matter where you live? TechVise has accumulated some of the best parcel forwarding services from all over the world that help international shoppers get their parcels delivered
Last updated: Apr ’16

We all know about the shipping restrictions on Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Apple Store etc. They don’t just have package shipping restrictions but also payment restrictions; some don’t want to accept our credit cards while others simply say we accept PayPal only! Then there is the inevitable delivery restriction that so many countries believe in enforcing…

We have already talked about how one can get a decent payment solution in our post of Virtual Debit Cards and we have also covered how to buy items from Google Play Store of your choice, but here we will focus on getting the packages forwarded to you from websites that don’t allow shipping outside US or UK or the country of your choice.

How Parcel Forwarding Services Really Work

These services simply give you an address when you sign up with them. Once you have signed up with them, you can use that shipping address at Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, stores etc to ship your purchases to your new address. Depending on the level of service they provide, the forwarding company will ship these purchases to you in your home country at your designated address.

And now for the list of parcel forwarding services in the US, UK/EU region and Canada, Australia and Asia Pacific regions.

US Parcel Forwarding Services

USgoBuyUSgoBuy parcel forwarding service

USgoBuy gives you a tax-free US address in Portland, Oregon and they don’t charge for storage till 90 days are up. There is no charge in the consolidation or for repackaging. They offer 7 free photos a month for your parcels. They are only a parcel forwarding service and do not cater to snail mail forwarding. Currently USgoBuy ships via USPS, DHL and FedEx and accept payments via PayPal, Credit Cards, Webmoney and My E-wallet to pay shipping fee online. Just for your info, there are only two ways to charge the E-wallet, one is the Western Union and the other is Wire Transfer. And you can use most credit cards through your PayPal account, including American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Visa. You can also withdraw the money back to your PayPal account or Webmoney account.

ShopfansShopfans parcel forwarding service

Shopfans gives two free addresses in the USA; one in Pennsylvania and another in 100% tax-free Delaware. There is no monthly or yearly fee involved with Shopfans as well as no signup fee. Extra Perk: New signups get $10 when you contact their support via chat or email and give them code TechVise10 – From what I know when you pay for your first shipment (no matter its value, weight or destination), you become an active client and hence are eligible for $10. When using their service, I found them always online and ready to help with any issue. Their support staff works according to the time zone for each delivery region they specialise in i.e. Australia, Brazil, Russia, Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, etc), Japan, China time – hence, their chat is always online to help. This doesn’t mean you cannot use their service for deliveries to other countries but rather you will not get the shipping discounts they offer in select regions. You can store your parcels for 75 days but once they are consolidated into shipments, then you have 14 days of free storage. You should know that their consolidation is free, and their FAQ is fairly simple and covers everything. You should definitely check out their prices as well (keep in mind that they have different versions of their website available in many languages: English, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, etc. Shopfans send an email every time there is an update at their end, so you should check your junk mail if you see status updates. They accept payments via PayPal, AliPay and credit card. There is a tedious process of getting your payment approved though however since their support staff is online, you can message them to let them know you’ve paid so they can approve it quickly and your account balance is corrected. The pictures Shopfans took were pretty snazzy and their packaging was exceptional. They ship via DHL, USPS and via their own shipping methods but these vary by country. I only had USPS available and although it generally takes 6-12 days for them to deliver, my items arrived in 4 days – and that’s a record! They can be contacted via email, contact form, and online chat.

BedaBoxBedaBox

BedaBox gives a free parcel forwarding address in the state of Florida, USA and also offer 30-days of a free storage unit that accepts snail mail as well as parcels. Their assisted shopper costs you an 8% of the purchase price with the credit card fee included. BedaBox claims to handle everything between a toy car to an actual full-sized car, so if you are in the market for large items, then you can definitely use their service because they are equipped to handle huge shipments but remember to inform them in advance first. Their rating on sitejabber and TrustPilot are good and the BBA rating is quite high as well and I would second that because speaking from personal experience, the support staff is very prompt and accommodating too. The web interface is simple to use and you don’t need an extra brain to understand how their dashboard works. If you still need help or want to ask questions or make requests, it can all be done via the dashboard. Additionally, they can be contacted via phone, email, and an online form as well. And note, when they do reply you can see their contact numbers too so you can always give that very responder a call and get further clarification on something you missed. You can request for pictures via the dashboard or get invoices removed etc. or simply ship your parcel as. They ship items via USPS, FedEx and DHL however, I didn’t see FedEx on my list when I used their service but one can never go wrong with DHL or USPS which is extremely reliable (even if the tracking is off by a few hours). BedaBox accepts payments via credit cards, PayPal, bank or wire transfer, personal checks and BitCoin. If you want to check out their great prices then do note that they don’t charge anything for consolidation, receiving items or the storage unit. If you sign-up via TechVise, you get $5 in your BedaBox account which you can use towards your future shipments.

USendHomeusendhome

USendHome gives a free address in New Jersey, USA. No monthly or setup fee. They also don’t have a verification system which means that once you sign-up, you can start shipping them your items from online stores. They offer 30 days of free storage but there is a distribution; you get 10 days of free storage for a single parcel and once the parcels are consolidated, then you have another 20 days. You can read more about USendHome services and pricing but from my experience, the only thing that struck me as expensive was their customs declaration fee. USendHome doesn’t cater to assisted shopping but their ‘customized service’ is pretty cool because with that you can ask them to test your items. I didn’t need to use this particular service but had I ordered a tracking device, I would have told them to test it out on a dog or a car. Their dashboard is fairly easy to understand and has a very minimal layout also. All the extra services can be ordered directly from the control panel and if you already know which particular service you will want to use then you should order those from before because that way you save 20%. And, if you use more than one service of theirs then you get 10% off of that bundle. Their express checkout took about 30 minutes however if you don’t want express checkout then the average is also pretty good. USendHome accepts payments via PayPal and credit cards and they ship via FedEx and USPS. You can track your packages directly from your control panel. They also support Amazon calculator which gives you an estimated shipping rates for Amazon’s items in 1 click and automatic package tracking system. Speaking of Amazon, USendHome also launched their Amazon Worldwide Shipping Chrome extension that calculates the optimal international shipping solution for all products in shopping cart straight from Amazon.com website. They ship multiple products in 1 shipment, saving the customers up to 80% off standard shipping rates. You can read more about it in here. If you need to get in touch, the live chat is pretty quick and there is also email and an online form. You can check their reviews/testimonials on SiteJabber (and note their contact number from there) to verify their level of service. In my opinion, it was very quick and very smooth. If you want an additional discount towards shipment the please insert the voucher code SHPOFF10 at checkout to get a further 10% off towards your first shipping.

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Vyking Ship VykingShip

With Vyking Ship, you get a free account in Minnesota, the USA where your mail and parcels can relax for 180 days at no cost to you. This is by far the only service which doesn’t come with an asterisk and extra conditions to get 180 days of free storage. You don’t pay a dime to sign up and nor is there a monthly or yearly fee to get your hopes down. Their assisted shopping service is charged at 5% fee of the total purchase price and you pay for this via PayPal only. They have quite a few services to offer and they all come for a reasonable fee. You can get your invoice and price-tags removed, order more pictures (1 is free and is automatically uploaded showing your parcel from outside so you can gauge the condition of your arriving parcel), customs declared, security tape added, expedite your processing, add package consolidation, repackage the parcels and ask for a custom request. In my experience, Vyking Ship‘s service was great and very much reliable. I had a few custom requests and had also asked for expedited processing so while I was online, their customer service rep got in touch with via online chat and walked me through my custom requests and gave me all the answers and clarifications that I had asked for regarding my items. Furthermore, he stayed online and walked me through the whole payment process and shipping, which I did not expect and in under 1 hour, my items were consolidated and I had my tracking number. So they truly go by their word and you can always check out what other users have to say about them. They accept payments via verified PayPal accounts, Western Union, Bank Wire Transfers and of course, all major credit cards. You can contact them via email, chat or phone number. They ship via DHL Express, FedEx, and USPS. Did I mention their reps are very fast in replying? Use our referral code 2193 during registration and get $5 USD off your first shipment.

StackryStackry

Stackry is a free and highly recommended parcel forwarding service. The free address Stackry provides is in Nashua, USA which is a tax-free zone. They also offer personal shopper services at 8% of the total price + $10 for each online store along with other services like consolidation, repackaging, and pictures etc. Stackry accepts payments via Skrill, PayPal, and wire transfer. They ship everywhere and if you want they can test out your items and of course, there is no cost if your items are kept in their stack for 45 days. Their customer support is prompt and being a user of their services I know they are very reliable. Stackry‘s preferred carriers are FedEx, DHL, and USPS and they all provide tracking facility as well. All the text links provided here are personalised Stackry referrers which mean you get a 10$ discount on the first shipment after your signup. If you still wish to know what users have to say then do check the reviews on SiteJabber.

MyUS MyUS parcel forwarding service

MyUS is one of the oldest parcel forwarders in the US. They give a US address in Florida, which means there will be taxes when shipping to this address. But that should be the least of your worries because their customer service is quick and reliable, their packaging, efficient and snazzy. Although their prices are on the higher side but if you have the budget for it then go for MyUS. They have 3 types of accounts; a one-time account setup fee of $10 is taken for Basic and no monthly charges are involved here. $20 for Premium Plan which comes with a $7 monthly fee and a one-time $35 for Premium+Mail membership which calls for a $20 monthly charge. With the basic package, you get 5 days of free storage whereas you get 30 days storage with the other two memberships. They provide a number of services including free package consolidation, free repackaging, no charges for dimensional weight, and receiving mail etc. There is also a  20% discount off your first shipment for TechVise readers and all paid memberships come with a 30-day trial. They have implemented a revolutionary pricing model called TruePrice where they only charge for the weight of the consolidated shipment (a big plus, if you are using courier services). MyUS ships globally via DHL, FedEx, and UPS  and to pay for shipping, you can use your credit card, debit card (should support online international transactions), PayPal, check/money order and wire transfer. They have a chat system in place for consumers who wish to be answered promptly, but this only works during US business hours. Their email replies are very quick. Photos are of OK quality but if you need something more customised, you simply have to ask and they will get it done. The entire attitude of MyUS is ‘we are in business because of you’ not … ‘you need us so deal with what we’re offering’. I must have sent across a bunch of emails and got intelligent responses. I did not try the personal shopper experience but I’m sure that would have been a great experience too. And… before I forget, their dashboard… is one of a kind. I mean it was nothing special and yet it’s spectacular. Other services they offer are: inspect packages, split package, return to sender, abandon package, advanced photos, and of course, normal photos. Their iOS app is as smooth as their website so I’m going to take a wild guess and say that their Android app is probably as good.

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ShipItoshipito

Shipito is a very popular service that gives you 3 addresses in US region and 1 in Europe. Their address giving rule is tricky so I’ll get to that bit a little later. They offer 24/7 live support, which is just awesome! Additionally, they also have a contact number you can call and an email that they promptly reply with but generic answers. They give 90 days of free storage which is very rare. Now the tricky stuff; their address in Nevada gives you 180 days of free storage and this account is free but you can only get 1 package in this warehouse address which is very limiting, and, there is a $2 fee also to receive it! Anyhow, the other two addresses you are given in this free (with an asterisk) account are in California and Austria. In the event that you want to go for a paid account with Shipito, then you also get the tax-free address in Oregon and the charges are $10/Month. They offer 2 free pictures of the outside of the parcel and if you want the content pictures then you have to pay $5. They have express processing for $5 and personal shopper price starts at $8.50. They accept payments via credit cards, PayPal, bitcoin and wire transfer. They ship via DHL, FedEx, USPS, TNT and a few more, making them the only parcel forwarding service that we know of that gives the most number & variety of shipping options. Additionally, they have apps for iOS and Android devices too. After using their service, I can summarise my experience with them as pleasant. Their dashboard is bug-free, easy to navigate and definitely very aligned too. Their customer reps have improved a lot for which I’m ever grateful but they are still expensive for my taste. I would love to use the free account but can’t fathom why I would pay $2 just to receive 1 package… Consolidation + Repackaging was excellent! Picture quality was very average so they need to look into this aspect but the change in management has certainly improved their service by leaps!

ExpressFromUSexpressfromus

ExpressFromUS offers two free addresses in Pennsylvania and Delaware, USA. They also have free consolidation, free repackaging and 60 days of free storage. They do charge for pictures, incoming parcels, quality check, additional packaging material. You can see their full list of prices and their delivery methods directly on their website. You should note that while they give 60 days of free storage, once the parcels have been consolidated, you then have only 5 days before they start charging you. So basically you can collect your parcels in their warehouses for 60 days but once they are consolidated, you better ship them out fast. They accept all credit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer, Western Union, BitCoin and also MoneyGram for payment. Please note that you have to inform them in advance of all incoming parcels. They can be contacted via email, phone, online message but sadly no live chat as yet. You can, however, check out their reviews on SiteJabber.

amforwardAmForward

AmForward gives a free US address in Oregon with 60+ days of free storage. They have 3 types of memberships; pay-per-use, standard and premium. All the memberships are free to signup but only the pay-per-use plan has no monthly or yearly fee involved in it. The other two plans come with a fee. Per-per-use plan also offers 60 days of free storage whereas the other two offer a generous 75 and 90 days of free storage. They have the usual services which you have to pay for and hence can look up their pricing sheet and compare it to others out there. They offer free consolidation and from the looks of it (and the testimonials), they seem like a decent parcel forwarding service. They accept payments via credit cards and PayPal. They can ship to you using DHL, FedEx, USPS and UPS. If you want to get in touch, there is just one method: submit a ticket online.

 

Interested in getting UK and EU address? Read on, they are next or simply hop over to get address in Australia, Canada, and Pacific region

About the author

Zahra

A no nonsense person who has been in the field of writing for over 11 years. With that being said, Zahra is an avid sleeper who can create and improve any story especially if it's an eye roll. In her free time, she is either spending quality time with her music collection, studying something or caving into the 8-year-old's whims and wants. She is also the Editor & Head of Content Strategy at TechVise.

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  • I need to order an item exclusively sold within Belgium and the Netherlands. I skimmed through your list and did some googling but couldn’t find services that provide addresses in those two countries (even though many european addresses are possible, but the vendor insists that the products are for the residents of those two countries only and doesn’t deliver within EU).

    I need to make this order urgently and would appreciate all and any help I can get. Thank you

  • Adding one more to your list. Based in Seymour, Tennessee, HelpShip offers a complete solution for all International and Domestic Shipping. This international forwarding service allows you to send your mail to an American address, but receive it anywhere around the world. We can even hold your mail until you request us to send it to you.

  • Hi All,

    Need help and advice. I’m starting my own eCommerce venture, which sources goods in the US and ships them to the US. Can anyone recommend good forwarding companies that are economical for startups like mine? The items are home decor and accessories, so could be bulky.

    Thanks

  • Hi Zahra,

    I have purchased a mobile phone from OnePlus Hong kong and tried to ship to Melbourne, Australia using Borderlinx address forwarding service. Initially before buying the product from merchant I asked borderlinx customer care rep if they can ship mobile phone and power bank to Australia or not. At that time they said Yes. So i brought one mobile phone and one power bank and the consignment reaches borderlinx warehouse on 28th of july. I haven’t received any kind of communication about the arrival of package. On 3rd August I logged in borderlinx and found that the package has been arrived. I tried to ship the parcel to my local address and got a big surprise. They said that your item is prohibited. I called them and they said due to recent change of customs rule we cannot ship power bank and needs to be return to merchant or destroy the item. I choose destroy as return cost is more than their charge. ( re packaging cost is USD 30 ). At that point of time they said they can ship the mobile and asked me to create the shipment once its available separately. I have waited another 4 days and then I can see it is available for shipment in the website. So I created the order and paid the fees for shipment to Australia . Till 16Th August when I didn’t receive the shipment and haven’t got any communication, I logged into website again and checked the status. Found the status is same. I contacted their customer care executive and asked for the status. They said due to some licensing issue we cannot ship your item. either return it to merchant or provide a local address. now my my merchant return date has already passed and also don’t have local address. So I am in a position to loose almost AUD 500 for pathetic service by borderlinx.. They acknowledged their mistake but they are not taking responsibility my money…

    So my question to you. Do you know other parcel forwarding service who can ship mobile phone from Hong Kong to Melbourne Aus?

    And also please don’t recommend Borderlinx to anyone. The service I received is pathetic and poor.

    • That what exactly happened to me, not to mention their expensive fees and trashy service. They keep promising their clients things they are not capable of. They are such a failure

      **DO NOT SHIP WITH BORDERLINX

  • Hey Zahra! I’m looking for a reliable and affordable shipping service to get some cosmetics shipped from Colourpop and Ulta to India. The brands I want are affordable and inexpensive but I don’t want to pay shipping cost that exceeds my product cost. MyUS and USgobuy don’t have a good reputation in some review websites for being affordable or even reliable in shopping to India. Please suggest some according to my need. Thanks.

    • Shipping is always expensive. All these forwarders will simply reduce the cost if you consolidate. Why don’t you try BedaBox and USendHome. And before you try, compare their prices in shipping calculators. Add VykingShip and MyUS also… if you want. But compare prices and whomever you decide to go with, ask them how they can help.

  • Hi, i hope this is not a duplicate post since i tried to post it once but now i cant find it. I am trying to find a safe and trusted company because i will ship a 500% item and i don’t want to risk it. Is there any company that you would suggest that is safe to ship to albania.

    Thank you

    • I prefer to go with a service that has excellent customer representation. MyUS is an expensive option but very good. VykingShip is free and also very good. Shopfans is free and great. Pick any.

    • Try Bonvu.
      Bonvu is an international shipping company. It helps sellers like yourself, ship items to different countries without all the hassle. All you have to do is send your items to Austin, and you (as the seller) are no longer responsible for the items.

      Once they arrive in Austin, the customer is notified and can begin the shipping process. BONVU is able to consolidate multiple orders from different sellers. They also offer freight shipping and their Pick Up Service – where the pick the item up directly from your door and ship it to the customer.
      They handle all customs issues, and any claims/problems that may arise with the package.

      Hope that helps! Have a good one! 🙂

  • Can you tell me the number for Outpost SVC. I did Google for a number online but I still couldn’t get through to the number provided.

    • I don’t know their contact number but…
      You can try these:
      On their Google+ page: 2814690487
      BBB page: (281) 449-0587
      whois page: +1.4252740657

      Good Luck!

  • Hi Zahra-
    Wonderful information! Just to update you. I tried out myus and I have been waiting 24 hours for an email response. Any suggestions who I should try next?

    • Hi there. You may try parcl.com. According to their home page info they have a warehouse in Singapore and many other countries.

  • Hi, Is there good parcel forwarders in Florida , New Orleans or Virginia?

    I’m looking for one that accepts pickups since I have a freight service that only picks up from specific states.

    Would appreciate your response or anyone that can help!

  • am considering to buy a laptop at amazon.com and ship it India, what i dont get is i calculated the shipping prices at USendhome, would i have to pay customs fees separately from the shipping prices?

      • Borderlinx provides DDP(delivery duty paid) service which is preferable as I don’t want much hassle from the customs department in India, do you sujjest this method or any other site that provides good DDP services?

        • Sorry for the late reply!

          Yes, you should go for BorderLinx’s DDP. Additionally, to avoid customs, I pick USPS for shipping. USPS Mail Express is quicker than other USPS shipping options and the last leg of delivery is completed by the country’s postal service. I have avoided customs fee when I pick USPS Mail Express (and the weight is below 2KG and declared value under USD 100).

          Good Luck!

  • Hi, what is the best option for shipment to India? Is borderlinx is good choice? I am looking for cheapest option with minimum shipping overall cost. Any best suggestion.

    • You can assess your answer by getting shipping calculations on all services that you like. DHL Express is considered to be cheapest and best. But I prefer USPS Mail Express.

      • Unfortunately non of the Swedish forwarder didn’t make an offer to my request. So it was automatically declined by parcl.com. So any idea how I might get the products I would like?

  • Hello Zahra, I am in the U.K. Some U.S websites won’t ship to forwarding companies. I even tried using a personal shopper with MyUS but my order was still rejected. Do you know of any way around this? A forwarding company called Opas claim to be able to get around this problem but I’m not sure as they also say using a personal shopper will always work. Not in my case. Many thanks.

    • Hi Megan. No we don’t. We have tried to contact them and so far their reps seems to be the unresponsible type. Still waiting on a few things since over 28 working days.

      Now, why would you want to try something new when so many reliable options are already there?

      • Hi Zahra

        Sorry for Ninja-ing this comment. I can’t seem to be able to comment on the main post. What’s preferred for South Asia (namely Bangladesh)

        • I prefer to go for a service which free to begin with.

          Try BedaBox. If I were you and wanted to try something for the very first time, I would go with BedaBox. However, becasue i have myself started to experience lag in their replies, I would go with VykingShip. Make sure you sort out all your questions in the online chat. It should be available right now.

  • I calculated the shipping cost on all website for minimum 0.5 kg the shipping cost was $34 to $51 only ARAMEX shop and ship showed me $10 and i use it since some time.

    on calculation basis shop and ship is the best.

  • Hi Zahra.
    I checked out BedaBox.com and virtually everything is free except for ‘Photos of the package contents’ and
    ‘Scan of documents’. Does this mean I won’t have to pay for shipping?

  • Hi 🙂
    i will be happy to know which is the cheapest company that ships to Israel?
    right now i’m using Shipito- they use Airmail which i heared is the cheapest one…
    so is there another parcel delivery cheaper than Shipito?

    thanks

  • I’m shocked because when i tried to sign up in Stackry, Indonesia is not available on the country list. So funny and sad at the same time XD

  • Great article!
    Would like to order a medium range laptop from Amazon.com and have it shipped to india. Though i gather from this article that probably usendhome.com might be the best fit , what would you suggest?

    • I agree with you. Be careful with the customs fee because no matter which service you use, you will get hit by a customs fee. USgoBuy and BedaBox are equally snazzy.

      Good Luck! (and do come back to leave your feedback/concerns)

    • Hello KP,
      I am looking to get a laptop as well. How was your experience ? Which forwarding option did you use ? How much was the customs fee ? Let us know pls.

      • If you’re buying items on Amazon.com I see no option left than using the Amazon Worldwide Shipping app by USendHome.

        The app is so handy and simple to use, it finds the best shipping solutions in 5 seconds!
        I use it every time I purchase items on amazon, the big savings come when you have multiple items in your cart.

  • Thanks for the April 2016 update! I wonder if any other, reliable options exist for an address in India, besides Shop and Ship by Aramex (expensive, can’t even ask pre-sales questions). Thanks for your work!

  • Shipmatica has responded to my expression of interest on their website with an email saying, “Hello! Unfortunately, the Canadian warehouse has been closed down. There is only one left now in Portland, USA.”

    • Found this at https://shipmatica.com/
      ” Shipmatica is closing. Our website will go offline on 21 July, 2016. If you have parcels stored at our Portland, OR USA warehouse, you need to access your account no later than 18 July and complete processing requests and shipping. If you have any money remaining in your Wallet within your account, you must request a refund by 18 July for any remaining balance to be refunded to you. We will consider any and all parcels of yours remaining in our Warehouse or money remaining in your Wallet after 21 July to be forfeited. “

  • Hi, can anyone here recommend the best reshipper used to send items to Australia – I’m looking for a good price but most importantly a reliable and trustworthy service. I have been using Parceliton but have just been advised of their closure (this devastates me as their service was amazing)

  • Hello. Skypax.com is a long established and highly rated UK forwarder. Our concierge personal shopper service can purchase items on behalf of international customers, and we also offer in-store collection in central London. Find out more at http://www.skypax.com

  • Relating to ‘Shop and Save’, Americans nor Canadians can NOT sign up due that the site does not recognize Both countries.

  • We are a hong kong firm, and we want to ship the goods diectly from china to amazon USA. Can you provide this service?

  • Please recommend mail forwarding company in EU with low monthly and storage fees for letters and forwarding via registered mail. Unfortunately many open each shipment including private letters and read letters content, e.g. Mailbox Germany or myGermany.

  • Hi,

    I found another great company that I have been using and I thought I would share. The company
    name is Shipville. I have used some of the others mentioned here, but found Shipville to be the best. Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Chris

  • Hi Zahra, I was very excited at first on reading your article because I’m looking for a forwarding company for expats. I’ve retired and a living in Costa Rica. I’m searching for a company that will give me a Pennsylvania address so that I can order a notarized criminal record clearance and then have it sent to the PA Dept of State for an apostille. Do you know of any company that can perform that service for me? I also need a company that performs parcel delivery such at yours.

    Bettye

  • Hi Zahra,

    Well I m really impressed with the comments and the honest efforts everyone has put in here .
    I went though all of the comments but what i am looking for i couldn’t find it .
    So here’s what i want to know and i seek your suggestion in guiding me out..

    First of all I couldn’t make certain purchases online as they require a US credit card, So i need to know if there is a Personal Shopper service (since stackry provides a Personal Shopping Service but i don’t know whether it is Successful or not ?)

    Secondly i want to purchase the goods from US and ship them to Saudi Arabia..

    So which Parcel forwarding service would you suggest as per my mentioned requirements …

    • I was reading that BorderLinx offers a US card as well as mail forwarding addresses in multiple countries. They may ship to Saudi Arabia too. I’m not sure.

      • BorderLinx is funny – yes they ship to KSA but you have to double check if they will ship your items or not. And no they don’t offer a card but they offer concierge service; buying items on your behalf

  • Really informative article thank you. Do you know of any forwarding services that operate in Mexico or Brazil who ship to the US?

  • Beware of F.A.O.P.S. – customer service really sucks. I wanted to cancel subscription due to site not working properly as it didn’t display my address, so I tried to email support but email bounced back. I then went through PayPal (just sent a message, not escalated a case). The reply I got from their CS was extremely insulting.

    I buy online for years, use several parcel forwarding companies (so far – mailboxde has proven the best); and I have never ever encountered a CS rep insult me personally, or insult me on a basis of nationalism. I’m from EU, if that matters. Unbelievable experience.

    comment has been edited – Editor

  • I used the calculator and found that ShopUSA provides the Best and Cheap Price in International Shipping. I used shopusa.com service.

    Check ShopUSA.com Shipping Calculator Vs MyUS shipping Calculator or any provider.

  • Hi,

    I would like o buy things from an Australia online website so I need a Audtralia address for shipment and deliver to Singapore later.

    Any cheap and reliable forwarding company?

    Urgent. Thank you.

  • Great Article. Due to your article, now I know many forwarding shippers. Before this I was convinced for Shipito, but then I used Stackry. Which I found very good.
    But now I faces some other problems. I want to buy in UAE or KSA also, and then ship from there to Pakistan. Can you please suggest the easy way out for me here? I will be very thankful to you.
    Nice article thanks once again for the help

  • Great article , helped me find a nice forwarder for Cyprus. I have used shop and ship in the past , and i am very dissapointed with their customer service. There are hidden charges and there is no knowing how much they will end up charging you. Their website is poorly built and i found that many companies refuse to ship to their addresses for some reason

  • Great updates Zahra

    I’ve been using shipito for more than a year, service is good but prices are going high with a lot of hidden fees! I’m switching to Stackty. Thank you Zahra for the great post, will keep checking for updates (thumbs up)

    • Hi Abdul,
      Can you please tell your experience? At first I was also looking for shipito, but then see this blog and convinced for Stackry. I am happy with Stackry for now. But what are the charges there? Stackry take consolidation fees and shipping fees, no other hidden charges. Thanks

      • Bhai give Globalshopaholics.com a try, They are relatively new but they have good shipping rates, no sign up fee and also if a company does not ship to package forwarding companies, You can hire a shopper. He will physically go to the store if needed will video call you and will buy and ship on the same day.

  • Zahra,

    Awesome site!

    Now, what if I need a US mail forwarder only? That’s a little bit of a different animal to a package forwarder. Very low amounts of mail, haven’t really found a ‘pay per use’ option, which are plenty in Europe. It doesn’t hurt if it has some good ratings somewhere, too. Mail scanning is not needed, though an envelope scan is nice.

    • I am also waiting for the same solutions. If you find then inform me as well. It’s a great question. In third world countries its the main problem. You don’t know, how much will you pay. Some times it exceeds your shopping.
      Thanks

  • Hi Zahra
    Iam From Pakitsan.My question is that any compny website ship to pakistan with custome charges tax charges becaz i do not want to pay any charges in pakistan so i want to come my product to my door no charges ?menas any compny site custome clearnce to come my product to my door..
    also tell me which site accept bitcion paymnet method ?

  • I have reviewed a lot of package forwarding companies, beside the usual high charges like membership charges/month, then they make money of shipping and a lot of hidden charges etc.I am sick of all these companies But finally there is a company who is doing business honestly,
    http://globalshopaholics.com
    Global Shopaholics LLC
    They don’t have any membership fees and they have the lowest shipping rates out there, And above all of these they have introduced a total new concept, Shoppers : These are certified people by Global Shopaholics. They go out on shopping for you and then ship the item to your home address using Global Shopaholics Shipping rates and also if you want you can Skype or periscope them while they are shopping for you and have an experience of shopping the respective country. Lets say you wana have shopping in US, Shopper will go out shopping for you ( as this will be useful because a lot of big companies and stores do not forward to package forwarding companies so this is a very good alternative ) and you can have an experience of shopping in USA by video shopping too.
    I think this is the best option for package forwarding out there .
    -Comment Edited

  • I am an expat having lived and worked across asia most of my career; Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. During much of this time my wife and I have used a service called American eBox which provides various service levels with differing benefits. Last year we upgraded to the Platinum level, which reduced our costs and offers a cashback. Its worked out well for my wife who orders a lot of stuff from Amazon, Macy’s, and other merchants.

    As for mail forwarding, I have not had any issues with credit card applications using this address. Also, scanning is no charge.

    They offer many hidden incentives to reduce your shipping cost and generally our shipping cost in negligible due to discounts and incentives offered. I’m only offering my opinion, having used various services over time, but if you do sign up, feel free to mention my name. http://www.americanebox.com

      • I have used Stackry, it was a wonderful experience. You can edit value of merchandise on the website. I will be trying USGoBuy next. Fingers crossed.

        • Hi
          i have not paypal and credit card any parcel forward accpt btc paymnet option?
          how much u pay custom on laptops and electronics plz gul give me ur contact number

          • You can deposit cash in GlobalShopaholics.com local bank account in Pakistan, Or you can send them via western union.

  • Hello. What of the services, can ship goods from “BestBuy” ? Is there is any service, that can redirect parcels inside U.S. ?

  • Zahra,

    A very informative article thank you. My name is Kar and I am the founder of UK Forwardvia.com which I believe was commented by you and your subscribers recently.

    First of all thank you for the feedbacks you and your subscribers made on the 11th Jan. Our Facebook page already has a good introduction and history about Forwardvia. I’ve taken step to include ‘About’ page on our website to introduce our company and services we offer. We take feedbacks seriously and always looking to improve in every way we can.

    I can confirm that Forwardvia is not affiliated with Aramex in any way, it is just by chance we have the same name! Forwardvia was incorporated last year under Shop and Ship Ltd registered in England and Wales. We have been providing parcel forwarding services as sole trader since 2013, first through friends and family, and then slowly expanding to members of public by recommendations. It was a gradual process, as we are a small, family run business that mainly focus on clients from the South East Asian countries. We are expanding aggressively, now covering 4 continents and are passionate about making cross border shopping easier and cheaper for all.

    Happy cross border shopping all!
    Kar

  • I wanted a service similar to Stackry and USGoBuy based in the UK and that delivers to Pakistan. Stackry and USGoBuy allow you to enter the value of each item yourself. What UK parcel forwarding service with this option is the best out there?

  • Which service offer the best pricing from US to Norway?

    I will mostly be shopping online on Amazon, and the weight will be around 1-2 kg (2.2-4.4lbs).
    In Norway the minimum import tax-free value is set to 300 NOK (35$) including shipping.

  • I do my online shopping every now and then, buying small or few things. Is there a better option for someone like me?

    Casual online shopping
    Few things
    No heavy stuff

    I’ve noticed that some companies have very costly payment for very few things I bought, so please help me with your suggestions.

    • Hi Mona,

      If I were with you I’d go with Shipito.com
      Obviously I know that they are good because I have been their customer for over 6 months now and I’ve tested out their platform. I use their services to keep my business moving smoothly. They are basically perfect now for me. Plus they accept our suggestions and based on that they improve their systems is what I’ve noticed (I’m quiet a picky customer and I bother them when they don’t work up to their standards). I use their services heavily since recently and they’re really convenient. I will give you a few reasons on the top of my head:
      *FedEx delivery within US. Not USPS. FedEx is usually the cheapest, this is not the best thing but it’s okay I guess. It must be their partnered service in the US.
      *I obviously want them to grow so I can inherit the benefit of their expansion rather than switching companies Eg: if they start up in UK (they are planning on it is what I heard but only if there is a promising customer base itseems) I could get packages handled locally in UK which would in return benefit my customers. This also helps me maintain inventory locally in US and UK which also means the net worth of my business is increasing.
      *They allow us to get packages shipped via Airmail to any c`ountry other than the US which is super cheap except it takes 30 business days to deliver (Roughly). So far none of my packages have been misplaced.
      *They offer a variety of other postage options Eg: sometimes DHL doesn’t allow deliveries of certain prohibited products like perfumes. But FedEx may accept. So there is always an alternative like FedEx,TNT etc…
      *Their customer service was rude and arrogant when I started, maybe because they know that I am Asian lol but after I dropped in a mail to their seniors who I believe is their management emps and CEO, they resolved the matter. Now the staff are very much polite. Now we’re talking business! When there are payment issues they fix it but if they weren’t aware of the issue I report it and they still get it sorted for me. So far I haven’t had an unpleasant experience with refunds, I hope they keep up to this standard in future as well because if not that would be the most discouraging experience for a loyal customer like myself, its not always about the money you know.
      * You only need to pay $50 per year so if you’re a heavy user this is worth it. I think they have cheaper plans as well.
      * Once you are registered and when you receive a product they take pictures of it for $1 (can be disabled) so basically you need not make requests for every single thing which can be annoying.
      * I haven’t worked with any other company that offers this many services. I didn’t even think this was possible through just an online platform. because they accept something called “special requests”, so basically you could ask them to do anything with your product. Special request is just one of the fun features.

      I hope you give shipito a shot to find out the difference.

      I took the time out of my busy schedule to type this review because I think shipito deserves a good review. And now was the time.

      Good Day
      Chathuka

  • Hi Zahra,
    I am interested in getting acquainted with the logistics of the forwarding packages, may you have a checklist of what I should consider(warehousing, shipping, declared value, fees, etc.) are the written contracts that state the operation for the businesses in the industry (US go Buy, MyUS, etc.)
    Thank you for your assistance.
    Carlos P Martin

  • Hi,
    I have been usinf MyUs and UsGobuy. In general I feel that MyUS ahs lower shipping cost however thats a HUGE downside with them. They dont allow you to edit the value of the merchandise in the shipment. That alone can cost you a significant amount of money in custom and VAT cost.
    For me in adds 30% on the cost when importing to Sweden. With Usgobuy I can edit the declared value myself to a wholesale or market price. After all the parcel forwarder is not responsible for the custom clearance, its my responsibility to declare the value I think is correct.

    So when I add up this MYUS will be much more expensive for me to use looking at my total cost.

    MArtin

    • Bongo and and Borderlinx also do not allow you to edit the declared value. For most of us this is the real cost, handling and shipping costs is nothing compared to be able to ship something at wholesale or market price that you decide yourself!
      In a serious comparison that should be weighted extremely high.

  • Hi Zahra, thanks for the informative article. My sis from Singapore is looking to buy from the UK and Forwardvia was recommended by her friend who used them before. I told her few other companies in the UK you mentioned provide similar services, but was told that Forwardvia offers the best value with no registration/membership fee and shipping cost wasn’t too bad either.

    Before I recommend to my sis anyone else had experience with them…. website is http://www.forwardvia.com? Recommendations pls? Thanks

    • Hi Jacob,
      At first glance I didnt see anything off about this service so my answer was going to be “sure, try them out” but they claim on their FB page that they have been around since Aug 2013 – I dont know how credible that is because their website started to function in late October 2015. This is also consistent with their Twitter and Google+ profiles because they too started around November 2015. Why is this important? To me, if someone is not honest about when they started their business and deliberately omit an “About” page from their website… is something I need to look closely into.

      If Forwardvia was honest, they would put up an “About” page and clearly state on their website that they are operated by Shop and Ship (which is a company we have covered in our post on page 3, i think) and SnS is powered by Aramex shippers. Aramex is a safe bet… Shop And Ship is fine too… but this new Forwardvia… Not a safe bet in my eyes at all.

      And here is my question, Why is Shop And Ship expanding to Forwardvia? If I was recommending a service for UK, I would say … go with Forward2Me

      Z

      • Z, thanks my sis already placed an order with forwardvia soon after I posted this comment!! She got her package in good order and fairly quick too. Her only complain was receiving too many notifications about the order progress. Anyway, she seems very pleased with their service.

        I did have a quick look at their facebook page and looking through their description info say that they officially started last sept, but was founded back in 2013. So I guess they might have been trading small back then. Hope this helps. Keep up the good post! J

  • Good article but you left out one of the OLDEST and best reviewed companies out there- US GLobal Mail. They have been around longer than MyUS and have the best reviews and service. I have tried them personally and couldn’t be happier.

  • Hi
    I’m looking for a cost effective forwarder/forwarding company that can ship my monthly parcel from Canada and US to Taiwan instead of China.
    Anyone here can help me out?

  • Hi, can you please help me find th emost cost effective parcel forwarding company from US to Australia, there are too many and I don’t know which one to trust. It would really help. Thanks – Mary

    • If you are interested in Shipping to Australia then you should take advantage of Shopfans. At the time of review, they had the best prices for australia delivery. They are also trustworthy since we tested their service out.

  • Hi Zahra,

    Very informative article, thanks a lot for this.

    Any recommendation on which to use for sending heavy items (gym equipment) to Brunei from USA?

  • Dear Zahra,
    have tested “Tiptrans.com service”…feedback negative!service very expensive !
    shipping cost calculator ,that is principal motive for to buying this service ,is convenient when you make a first simulation…..when the buyer made all and arrive to final shipping…voila’ the surprise!! from a initial cost international shipping low to go a final price x2/x3!!!incredible!fraud and lies on cost courier and weight of the packs!!!
    the “founder” of this mailforwarding agency ,initially very professional and friendly,on final is a negative person !!!for all customers,if you want to save with your purchases in China , with this agency , you will lose all your convenience.

    • Gibson, Is Cricket Post legitimate? I can’t find information on them other than their web site. They are offering a job to me, but I’m a little concerned on why I can’t find more information on them if they have been in business for years. ??
      thanks, RM

  • Thanks for the comprehensive inputs. Just one key request – if buying from Chennai- India, can any one tell me which 2 or 3 of these shippers do you suggest, purely in terms of the LOWEST probable costs

  • I came here to look for package forwarding services that accept Bitcoin. Out of the two I choose BedaBox as it look better with good customer support. One problem I have here (yes, here), signed up using your referral link at BedaBox. Did not receive my the five dollar you promise. :/.

  • Be carefuller from shipville they are scammers i ship 3 shipments for my cloths . I didn’t get any thing they don’t replay for my emails .I think they are not company but someone scammer

  • Can Shop and Ship forward parcels from Malaysia to New York, USA? How can someone who lives in the USA register an account to have mail forwarded to them from another country? I didn’t see USA listed…

  • Hello – I am looking for a company that could provide an address in Sweden to forward to the US? Any help would be appreciated

  • Zahra, I have few questions directly to you. I am from India after going through your writeup I have few concerns. As I am new to this field can you please clear my issues. it would be very helpful for me ..
    1. First I want to know that I have a corporate account with UPS, but all the companies you mentioned none is tied up with UPS. Have I options with UPS.
    2. Mostly these companies have shipping estimate calculator on their website, but that’s mainly for express and by air service for overseas. But for customer like me who don’t have fast delivery requirements can we opt for expedited economy worldwide service. I mean cheaper plan with slow delivery for shipping .
    3. I was searching and studying some forwarding and shipping companies by search from Google like bongo, viabox and ship2us and pick and ship. But none of these are listed in your list. I am not doubting your judgement but being new just want to know that , do they rank so low but google show them as main service providers?
    4. As final destination of my purchases are India so is it not very much preferable for me to opt for tax free state and warehouse.
    5. Lastly I buy by online bidding from India and some of them are govt department that require to pick up , pack and carry by self or third party service provider. Even some do not provide boxes or help. Can you help me to give reference of few good companies as I buy from almost all main states of USA. And what terms should I use to find these service provider if I want to search on any search engine.I want them to pick, pack and ship to India or sometime in USA.

    Author or Anyone who can help me will be doing great favour to me .

  • This year I changed my shopper in USA and save a lot of money. For only 1.99% fee usoutfit.com bought for me items for Christmas and they send them for low price shipping by usps internationally. Robin

  • Hi,

    Any good suggestions for cheap shipping to UAE (Dubai) from amazon USA? (Package value around $500 USD)

    Much appreciated.

    Cheers
    R.

    • Try out MyUS or Stackry. MyUS has an offer for a 30 day membership trial and 15% off shipping at the moment. Stackry gives you $10 credit.

    • go for UPS and ask for expedited worldwide economy service they have very reasonable prices but delivery will take 7-8 days.

    • Hi Ramin,

      Did you use any shipment forwarding? I am also from Dubai. Assuming you had used this service, was there any customs duty you paid to Dubai customs ? I am also looking at an estimated price of $500 for a laptop for the coming Black Friday.

      Thanks Yo!

  • I’m confused. There are so many choices. Which service would be the most reliable and cost effective to use to send packages to Austria?

          • Thankas Zahira,
            I really appreciate your detailed and timely response

            From last point that is :

            “Lastly I buy by online bidding from India and some of them are govt department that require to pick up , pack and carry by self or third party service provider. Even some do not provide boxes or help. Can you help me to give reference of few good companies as I buy from almost all main states of USA. And what terms should I use to find these service provider if I want to search on any search engine.I want them to pick, pack and ship to India or sometime in USA.”

            I mean I buy online from India, on USA auction website who mostly do not offer any type of packing and shipping help. They basically like the owner to walk down pack and take consignment with him or book for shipping. I want a company whom I pay by any means they go to the concerned address pacxk the goods, pick up, and then either ship directly to me in India or take it to warehouse. Warehouse maybe their own or of any third party hired by me in USA. And They should have presence in most of USA as Impurchasemfrom different states.

  • Can you please tell me about your experience with Stackry and shipping to Pakistan in particular? if i mark the items as gifts, will i still have to pay customs duty? and what kind of fees, duties etc should i expect if i choose to ship through DHL to Islamabad.

    Thanks.

  • I want to buy products from Spain. But there are a few forwarding companies in Spain which are like shipito. Can someone tell me which is the most cost effective for a business and which is the best service? I want products shipped to USA and UK. I like shipito because they are fast most of the time, they reply complaints reasonably and their shipping rates are reasonable. The best part is that they allow consolidations and they give us the option to request pictures for less than $2. Another option is that they give us the option to request to separate the items the way we want it to be. Kindly advise. Thanks so much!!!!

  • I am an American senior living in Dublin on a small pension. There are many things I am used to getting in the U.S. that I cannot get here. The problem is not the shipping cost from the U.S., it is the egregious customs charges. Ergo, I have gone to UK Amazon and Ebay. I think their packing and shipping charges are awful. However, I just took two of your suggestions on the site (follow2 and UK post) and queried what a 2 kilo small package would cost. By the time they have their handling and postage, it is just as much as ordering directly from Amazon. The shipping is more than the cost of one of the items in my order. And, when I convert GBP to Euros, it can make me faint. Now, I am off to check out this Parcel Motel that will give me a Northern Ireland address and then transship to a locker in Dublin where I can go to pick up my parcel. Have you checked them out?

  • I live in Australia. I moved a year ago and still can’t get over how expensive things are here.
    The good thing is that I can order clothes, electronic etc online from the US. I found a cheap forwarding company called Shopfans who provide me with a free US address, pack and ship my orders to Australia. Even with the exchange rate shopping in US and shipping to Australia though shopfans is still cheaper than buying in local shops.

    I almost never buy clothes and shoes in Australia anymore!

      • It isn’t, we’ve tried it ourselves. You can use the Aussie option for English Language site and use it to ship anywhere in the world. The only restiction with shopfans is that, unlike other parcel forwarders that allow shipping within US (for those who want to avoid taxes), it doesnt allow you to forward to another US address.

        • Hi Q Habib!
          I actually know that Shopfans have 2 warehouses – the one in Pennsylvania is recommended for clothing/footwear shopping as there’s no sales tax on these items in this state. And for all other items such as electronics, kids’ stuff etc. they suggest to use their warehouse/address in Delaware. I personally buy clothes and shoes for the most part and ship to Pennsylvania. Once my husband order a laptop and iPad, and we shipped it to their second warehouse. It was pretty straightforward as Shopfans website clearly explains what advantages tou get by using two different warehouses

  • I’ve used Borderlinx for a few years now, they used to be very good but lately they have been overvaluing my orders at over US$250 even though there has been a receipt in the box just so they can add insurance at US$10 to my order. To solve the problem I have to copy the receipt and email it to them which is very time consuming and unnecessary.

  • Hi

    I would like to give my review of two forwarding companies I have used.

    * Stackry in USA
    * Parcelflow in UK

    **Stackry-USA to Japan**

    I used Stackry twice to do a personalized shopping in the USA on my behalf and later ship the goods to Japan.
    The first order went smoothly without any complication or surprises.
    The second order was not as smooth as the first one, after they placed my order, the supplier cancelled the order because they no longer ship to Stackry forwarding address in the USA (this was a tax free address).
    >>>Starckry informed me that they will reorder my good but then it will be shipped to a different address(taxable address), so I had to top up to cover for Tax.

    Goods finally arrived at Stackry warehouse, it turns out that the supplier delivered the one order in three different parcels that arrived at Stackry warehouse in different days. After two of the three parcel arrived at their warehouse, Stackry informed me that all my parcel have been received and are ready for forwarding to my address in Japan. Unknowingly that there part of the order has not been received, I ordered and paid them to forward the goods . A day after the parcel has been dispatched, I received a new email that a parcel has been received for me again by Stackry, upon inspection they realized it was part of the order they had already shipped to me.

    >>> I ended up paying for shipping to Japan twice for parcels that could have been send in one parcel although they send the third parcel in a zero bag to reduce the shipping cost, this could have been avoided if they had inspected the parcels to make sure all the goods are there since this was a personal shopping order.

    >>> Stackry has an excel form where customers fill in details of the good they want to order plus the website of the supplier, this makes the ordering process straight forward and easy. <<>> The weight and dimensions of the parcel is readily available on your order page.<<>>Overal Stackry support team is very fast in responding to customer emails, very friendly and fast to offer a solution to the problem.Shipping rates were also reasonable .<<>> I received all my goods as described>>>

    Website:http://www.stackry.com

    ** Parcel flow – UK to Namibia**

    I used Parcel flow once to do a personalized shopping in the UK on my behalf and later ship the goods to Namibia.

    I paid for the personal shopping service and for the goods, then it was time to wait for the notification email that my goods have been received by Parcel flow. Five days later no email, I thus decided to send them an email, that’s when they replied that the supplier did not deliver all the goods, they have requested him(the supplier) to send the missing goods. A day latter I received an email that my parcel is now ready for shipping to Namibia. I logged in to my account to check for the parcel details such as weight and dimensions, only the weight of the parcel was displayed(12.5 kg).

    I emailed their customer support to request them to add the carton dimensions, two days later no reply, on the third day I decided to call them, we spoke and after the call, they emailed me the dimensions of the carton.

    Excited, I used their shipping estimate calculator and when I enter the weight (12.5kg) to Namibia without the carton dimensions the shipping rate was 127 Sterling Pounds. When I entered the dimensions to work out the volumetric weight (12.5kg) manually, shipping rate to Namibia was around 78 Sterling Pounds. I played around with their calculator to understand their rates more, however i found out that, the shipping rate of a 12kg to Namibia was 75 Sterling pounds, a 13 kg would cost 77 Sterling Pounds and it didn’t make sense that a 13kg would cost less than the lighter 12.5kg (127 Sterling pounds). I also checked the shipping rate of a 12.5kg to neighboring country South Africa and it was 74 sterling Pounds.

    >>>I Logged into my account to order for shipping, to my surprise, the shipping rate was fixed at 127 sterling pounds for a 12.5 kg(which was very unrealistic for me).<<>>There was also a consolidation fee to be charged but the order was received in one carton.>>>
    >>>There was also 20% VAT to be charged on top of the total shipping amount, when VAT is not applicable for shipping goods outside the European Union. Namibia is in Africa>>>

    I emailed Parcel flow asking that they rectify all the mistakes, to change the formula so the shipping rate is calculated correctly, remove consolidation and remove VAT.
    >>>They did not reply to my email, so I had to call them and tell them about the email, then only then removed consolidation, and replied that they can not change the shipping rate. They also said I should first pay for shipping including 20% VAT, then they will refund the VAT later.<<>>Parcel was finally delivered to Namibia, but some items received were not as described in the personal shopping order, Parcel flow ordered goods in a different color from what I had specified in the order form.>>>
    >>> Parcel flow has no order form, you have to write the order in an email>>>
    >>>Very slow in responding to emails and the relied on me reminding them all the time before they replied>>>
    >>> Inconsistent and unclear shipping calculator>>>

    >>>///Parcel flow offer warehouse pick up, which means that if you don’t like their shipping quote, you can organize your own shipping and pick up from their warehouse. The cost of warehouse pick up is not listed on their website though.

    Website: http://www.parcelflow.co.uk

    ****Final thought****

    —With all the two forwarding companies, they don’t seem to do any parcel inspection even though the parcels were ordered through personal shopping service.
    —A lot of surprises and grey areas—

    I hope this review will help some one do a better decision when using these forwarding companies.

    Lora

  • I want to buy something in Brazil online and have it shipped to America. Please help as I am lost. Need Brazillian address. Places ship to Brazil but I can’t find one to ship from Brazil.

  • Thnks a ton for such valuable information… I want your advice.. Am to get a small shipment from poland to india… Any forwarding services in this sector…. Actually am to get a crystal gem from warsaw poland by fastest delivery means,since normal shipping takes months to come…most of the time get lost in transit and also customs people steal.

    So your advise solicited immediately please

  • I need some advice about shipping items to the U.S from China and India. Is there a service that can reliably store packages for me for up to 60 days and forward them using prepaid labels that I provide to within the U.S. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Hi
    please i want a parcel forwarding and consolidation service offering consumers and businesses from italiye
    i live in Spain
    thanks

    • Thanks for the recommend Mark. I can see you represent Aramex, the parent company of Shop and Ship.

      Shop and Ship does give 15 addresses at the cost of $45 and shipping is available to select 46 countries (although the website claims that they ship to 52 countries). There is also no consolidation and henceforth no reason to have free storage as well. There is no contact number or email address to ask any questions or get clarifications before signing up and, so naturally one has to signup before they can get ‘live chat’ option to them too. And signup as i mentioned above is for $45/- a bit steep for a service that has not as yet claimed their business on SiteJabber.

      However, I was able to dig out two contact numbers for US and UK offices, but i had to fish those numbers out. Wasn’t easy getting in touch with them without signing up.

      • Am not affiliated with shopandship or aramex but have been using their services for over a year to ship things to Singapore and have been extremely happy with them.
        Every now and then they will have promotions that will either waive or give you discounts on the 45$ registration fee, so you can look out for those. Their shipping rates are also very reasonable and are often a better alternative to the international shipping rates that certain merchants offer.

  • I am looking for an address in Canada. Could you help me with all the options I have. So far I have found only canadianaddress.ca and I am hoping I have missed some of the better ones. Before I complete my payment I would like to know what else is out there. Please help.

    Thank you

  • can anyone pleas help me? I’m trying to buy an item and it only ship to Italy, but I live in Brunei. Any suggestion which forwarding service I can trust and use?

  • Just wondering if anyone knows of a Canadian forwarding service to Australia with a Canadian address? I’ve found canadianaddress.ca but not sure if it’s a scam or is safe. Any help would be appreciated!!

    • Lia,
      It is legit. I vetted the service just a month back. Please go ahead and use it. Zach gives address in Canada in QC, H9P 1H6.

      $20 is the account opening fee that you will pay through Paypal. This is a one time fee. You will get a notification as soon you have a new mail. They can forward by UPS, Fedex, DHL , Aramex and CanadaPost.

      No monthly fees.
      10$ per incoming package
      2$ per letter
      3$ per scan

      Reviews are mentioned here: https://plus.google.com/+CanadianAddresscaMontr%C3%A9al/about

      Zach ships worldwide, and accepts only accept Paypal – Phone number is 514-799-0070

      I hope this helps 🙂
      Good Luck

  • Hello,
    I just want you all to know that,before i had alot of problems with the other forwading companies for different billing address in paypal.freaking companies what the hell does that matter even if i have different billing address in my paypal.many companies refused but i know about the storetoship later
    There was low shipping price,low comisson for personal shopper and didn’t have problem with. Billing address and i paid them for buying (xbox one and its games)from bestbuy i purchased of $500 and of 5 kg weight of mypurchase cost me $95.
    I received my xbox one console,games,necklaces just yesterday.
    All in good condition,cheap shipping price.
    I like the service and maybe you guys also check out http://www.storetoship.com

    • Good to know. The rule is that if there are different addresses, you let them know before hand so they don’t raise an issue when your items arrive. There is a lot of risk for both parties hence they need to do due diligence on their customers just like you need to do due diligence on them before you ship your items over.

  • Zahra plz let me know that which site/companies provides US to Bangladesh shipping at cheapest rate. And trusted also.

  • Hi Im looking for a forwarding company in Bangkok 10310 or Nakornratsima 3000 do you have any idea’s please. I have been looking but can’t seem to find anything …. thanks for your help

  • Hey Zahra! Have you tried out any of the sites you listed in terms of forwarding addresses in Australia? (i.e. forwarding parcels from australia to elsewhere in the world) I’ve looked at all three that you mentioned, but there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of reviews.

    • I too wish there were more options/reviews for forwarding parcels OUT of Straya… let alone as well for other countries BESIDES the USA. I do not reckon it will really happen since the vast majority of forwarding people want is USA to other countries… If not for family/work rooting me here in the USA, I’d just move to Straya and get the best of both worlds…

      I can say SOS Mail gave me the best vibe, I reckon I may give them a fair go. Not sure really, but not much options out there.

  • VYKing Ship price rates and services seem too good to be true. And I could hardly find any review about them. Has anyone here tried their services?

  • I’m using Storetoship services to ship parcel to Singapore.
    They provide good services. Handle my enquires & shipment perfectly

  • The #1 top search result on Google for keyword “Package Forwarding” is https://www.viabox.com

    I’m surprised you’ve missed them… Viabox is one of top parcel forwarding companies in the US.

    They offer free registration and their shipping rates are the cheapest among all package forwarding companies.

    • Please don’t be surprised Alain. They were reviewed and found to be terrible. You can read the reviews yourself – http://viabox.pissedconsumer.com/

      You will also note that we prefer to list reliable services rather than top search results found on Google for any keyword. To sum up, we didn’t miss them, we deliberately ignored/omitted them from our list.

      Its my sincere recommendation to everyone that they stay away from ViaBox and BongoUS both – They will once again be checked upon before the next update of our post goes live. But till then, i advise everyone to stay away and not fall for their free services and cheap rates.

  • Hello, Try this one, which offers USPS service very cheat from US to anywhere in the world. Try the link and signup and you are good to go. Shop any US online store. You will have two different addresses including one US tax free address.
    https://expressfromus.com/

    • Thank you Ziya, the service is already mentioned in the post and yes its reliable which is why we have mentioned it:)

  • I really must make you all aware of a fantastic, parcel forwarding company from the UK that ship worldwide, that I have been using for the last 9 months. I luckily found them on ebay. They are called UK GLOBAL PARCEL FORWARDING. I must say, the service I received from them is the best i have received from any type of business ever. It was only 2.50GBP to register for the service and is a one-off fee with no monthly or annual charges. They were also the cheapest and only charged 4.99GBP to send a dress to me in Denmark. The communication was excellent too, they would reply very quickly to my queries and would send detailed information, tracking details and images/receipts to keep me updated. Really friendly and all I can say is wow and huge thanks to them all! check them out you will find them on ebay, facebook and twitter etc

    • You make an excellent point Mira. As for the website you asked about, i had not known about it but then again, i am here to help and let’s see if anyone has used this service before.

  • Hi Zahra,

    Have you checked out ShopandBox? From the looks of the website it seems pretty good but I’m a bit scared of using it as I’ve never used a forwarding service before (or purchase anything online for that matter). So please tell me and thank you.

    • No I have not Karuna. If you want to use a forwarding service, I suggest you don’t go for a service that is in Beta stage. It would be wise to use one the services that we have review above. But of course in the end, the decision is yours.

      • Please don’t use shopandbox service,they are not trust worthy they show two invoice,first which shows the price of the product along with any shipping charges and second invoice they show only after you have finalised everything,during checkout time that is,they charged me 100$(shipping from USA to my place +their service charges) which I feel is a rip off for 2kg package and I still haven’t received it after 2weeks.they say the package is sent thru usps express not sure whether it’s true or not. Please be careful.

  • I cannot find a parcel service that will post to the UK, from a french address, one time only, without charging ‘set up’ fees or asking for a monthly or annual fee. Which is a complete rip off.

  • Hi,

    found you site and have had a good search but cannot see an answer.

    I need to get a an address in either New Zealand/India/Singapore/Norway/Iceland or Poland that will forward to the UK.

    Need to be verified and reputable.

    • Sorry but You’ll have to wait for these countries to realize that people want shipping addresses in their countries to forward parcels. Forget verified and reputable, for now these countries dont have even one service that offers shipping addresses.

  • I am looking for france forwarder. Is france office reliable? Thy request a lot of personal document that I afraid is not safe to give. Pls advice. Or is there any other company u can recommend?

    • You mean you need address in France, correct? For France, you need to yes either go to FrenchOffice or… Shopouch OR ColisExpat (french language only) OR BMP Parcel Station.

      You will find the addresses of these websites at the bottom of the post.

      • Hi
        I had paid the fee to subscribe in France office but after I paid they request me to submit personal id and credit card info as well as credit card picture… It is kind of weird. I did not proceed after my payment. Is this the proper way?

        • I havent come across such stringent requirements however some services do require a verification before they start accepting parcels and mail for you. Check their privacy policy and if they are upholding the EU Data Protection Directive. This would ensure they keep your private & personal information securely and only till a time it is necessary for them.

      • Thanks …
        I’ve had a brief look and seems to me expensive …
        there’s the mailbox rental cost…
        then the minimum deposit needed in the account…
        then the mail forwarding fee for each parcel…
        then the transport fee from the shipping company
        they don’t consolidate…
        so I will continue looking for a better option….
        Thanks again and let me know if you come across anything else

          • I recommend shipito.com only for USA
            For Germany – mygermany.com
            For UK – forward2me.com

            I used shipito for like 3 months, heavily. They are really good. You would come to like their services. The staff are pretty nice too except for sometimes but for that I raised a complaint. Looks like they’ve fixed their attitudes. Give it a try. BUT I think I paid $50 which is an yearly subs charge.

  • I am from Finland(The EU country next to Sweden). I bought a lot of food stuff(British,American and Indian,for example pickles, jams, Nasquick milkshakes,ovaltine,Milo Chocolate milk,Basmati rice,biscuits,chocolates,baby pampers etc from Amazon UK until they withdrew their free supersaver delivery option.I am not aware of any American,British or even European retailer that ships free or low cost to my Finnish address. Some Chinese firms such as aliexpress, dhgate etc.ship free but I cannot buy food from them. Any good suggestion for my situation and how to benefit from such services that offer USA,UK,EU to Finland.Do you particularly recommend any such service?

    • Hasan,

      Perhaps you should give Forward2Me a glance… They have supermarket shopping. It wont have Indian stuff (maybe) but you can get in touch with them and ask. They have a very decent support staff. Quick too.

    • Alonso thank you for introduction USendHome! I just saved a bunch of money and got to know this great service! one cool thing is that every shipping method includes a tracking number and their automatic package system sends you real time shipping updates, after I’ve lost some packages with other companies finally I found the one for me 🙂

      • Zahra did you actually checked into usendhome.com? i placed an order and used the adress they gave me and i am reaaly scared its a scam, and now i cant cancel the order until monday when their customer services are working SOS!

      • +1 for USendHome! they nailed it! great shipping rates, full range of services and above all a super user-friendly control panel and speedy checkout process to get my precious items out for delivery in no time!

        Zahra, please share with us your findings, I would like to see what you have to say as you have long experience with a bunch of such services.

        • Happy to hear that USendHome paid off really well for you John 🙂 In all honesty – I have not yet tried them out but your review is testament that the service is very promising.

  • Good day Zahra… loved the write-up btw. I am looking for a central forwarding service. My company purchase a number of items from the UK, US, China and from other countries. It is usually small parcels. Mainly electronic parts and components. We would like it to be send via post to a centrally located post-box (maybe a world postage hub), then all need to be combined (lets say once a month) and send to us in Botswana via courier (e.g. DHL). Can you recommend a Co which does this? Can you make any other recommendations in this regard? Warm regards…

    • Hello Hendrik,
      Thank you for appreciating the post. I think that a centrally located address would have to be in UK and for that I’m vetting a service right now and will take upto 2 days for me to make an honest opinion about them. But you should consider making US and UK both your hubs. In any case, if its US – Then you can pick either of the following services (they all deliver to your country) Stackry, MyUS, UsgoBuy and even ParcelBound. As for UK, You should look into UK PostBox Hope this helps

        • after reading the review of usgobuy over here i placed an order.the original price of the product was 29$ and including domestic shipping its 5.50$ so total was 34.50 and that’s what i paid.but they thot the product price is 34 and charged domestic shipping charges separately and asked me to pay 41.50 including their service charges as i had used their buyforme service.now they are refusing to correct the total and refusing to ship my package until i pay them fully.i want to cancel the order and have a refund but they are not replying to any of my emails.please somebody help me out.really disappointed with their services.

          • Its unfortunate you have had this misunderstanding. I suggest You leave a feedback on http://www.SiteJabber.com – they are supposed to get back to you from there. Let us know if they don’t resolve the problem within a week and we’ll see what we can do.

  • Has anyone used IPS there website looks good but the reviews on line are pretty dreadful I live in Australia and looking at getting timber products sent from the USA so the parcels can be large and heavy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

        • Hi Zahra,

          I used your referal link for signup. I am about to ship my first parcel. How do I get the $10 signup discount added to charges ?
          Thanks.

          • Its very simple, when you create your order, their system will show -$10 in your payable amount so the discount gets applied automatically on your first shipment. If it doesnt then please send us (via contact form) your mailbox no. and a screen shot of your payable amount (showing no discount being applied) and we’ll get in touch with them.

  • i’m trying to get the forwading services,which can accept different billing address from PAYPAL but, none of the good parcel forwarding services accepts that. Not even shipville.com. At last i came across Storetoship.com. They accept my Different Paypal Billing Address and no need to fill form 1583 until my payment exceed over $2500. Their customer’s services is also great and excellent. They reply was fast, and by contacting their customer service i’ve got many helpful answers. So, i want to know, if anybody has tried http://www.Storetoship.com and if anybody has tried then how good it is? As good as their customers services? If anybody knows the answer plz respond. Thanks

    • why would you need a different billing address from PayPal? A shipping address is what is really needed for parcels and for that you can speak to customer services before hand. I had to do this for a shipment myself and it was very easy. They are understanding! Otherwise I think you may want to use a service that doesn’t use PayPal for payment processing or simply use a card with your other billing address and checkout with PayPal (without signing in to your account)

  • Hi! Great site, very informative. I have a question about shipping larger but light items. I often purchase embroidery kits and materials from eBay, mostly from the U.S., occasionally from the U.K., and often run into sellers who won’t mail to Canada. I don’t think in my case consolidated shipping would help as the items are often shipped in large padded envelopes that would take up more space but not much more weight. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Yes i have a suggestion – sign up for a parcel forwarding service that ships to Canada. Or before signing up, you can call them and ask them if their service can help with your large but light shipments.

  • Nice info. Can you tell me which service accepts credit card payments from Pakistan??? Tried Stackry but they only accept Paypal or wire transfer.

        • I’m afraid you need to pick the most suitable service for yourself. Considering, that they are free to signup, you can sign up and check out which one is giving you the best value for your money and the easiest to use. Good luck!

          • Please ask your shipping provider these questions, this is a technology website – we don’t really have the expertise to answer questions regarding import prohibitions

    • I have used Shipville LLC services about 2 months ago.. they are a legit company.. i want to inform that they have cheapest prices, ship almost all country, and they accept paypal & bitcoin,

      but their supports are very bad,, they dont have a live chat services,, so you have to wait 24 hours just to get a reply email by support

    • Shipville is a great service! I have been using them for almost a year now without any complaints. I would highly recommend them. Before Shipville, I was using Bongo and they were terrible.

  • I’m Bernard with OPAS, and I did want to clarify something about our Switch to OPAS program — we do provide $100 total in shipping credit for any member who switches to our service from another forwarder, but it’s set out in increasing increments for the first 4 qualifying international shipments — $10 to the first, $20 to the second, $30 to the third, and $40 to the fourth. I felt that was important to clarify.

    Also, our consolidation fee is based on membership level. Our basic Package Only account has a $10 flat fee, our premium Package & Mail account offers free consolidation.

    I don’t want to hijack an impartial conversation comparing different services, but I do hope anyone interested in international shipping will look up OPAS, we’re dedicated to providing the best service in our industry.

    • Did you find anything as far as buying items in europe and shipping to USA? I often find things that I collect on belgian and european websites, but the seller either does not accept paypal or does not ship outside europe. If I simply did a bank transfer like some seller suggest, it would cost me $45 a transaction–totally not worth it. HELP?!!! I need a solution.

      • Jeff,

        If you read the services mentioned above and other comments, you will find that we have covered a few services that give EU address. As for transactions, please talk to the parcel forwarding service you pick and ask them to buy on your account. Its quite simple.

  • Great article, which companies would you recommend for giving an address in and forwarding parcels from France to the UK? Many thanks.

    • Hi Megan, To forward your packages to Ethopia, I can recommend Stackry or UsGoBuy. Both are free to signup and I think the best way to guage their service is to test out their support. So send both of them a list of your questions (even if you know the answer) to see their response time and understanding. Because once you’ve shipped to their address and had them forwarded to you, you can only get in touch with them or their courier for answers! Btw. I find that USGoBuy is slightly cheaper however I have not personally used their service.

  • I’m surprised shipmatica.com is not listed. Never have a problem with them. Very reliable, low costs, and fast shipping.

    • Thank you Irina for informing us. We update this post twice a year and keep adding good ones and removing the ones that are not doing well. Shipmatica will be added in the update when the service has been checked out and vetted by us.

      • I need to purchase pair of jeans from an online store that only ships to Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Brunei.
        I live in the United States, Dallas, Texas. So I will need an address from one of the Countries I listed to ship to.
        Do you recommend anybody that will be able to forward small parcel to me in the US ?

        • Hello Ozzy – Sorry for the late reply. The service SOS Mail Solutions gives Australian address. I have not yet vetted them but I think you can do a bit of research and figure out if they are any good. Here is the link: http://www.sosmail.com.au/parcel-forwarding-international.asp and do let me know how your experience was with them.

          One tip: Do contact them first and see how well they understand you and how soon the respond. In the end, its all about how satisfied you are.

          Good Luck

  • Hello, I live in Bangladesh, I purchase small tech items from eBay, but some times some items are not available in eBay, rather in amazon.com. but amazon.com does not ship to Bangladesh. so can you please suggest me a reliable but cheaper service, preferable to those who uses DHL, UPS.

    • To add further to Zahra’s comment below: Yes DHL and FedEx options are always more expensive, however if you use the slowest service option then you will get savings at the cost of speed. Also, with FedEx and DHL, you also need to pay custom fees etc as opposed to any service that uses your local postal system for local fulfillment.

      Stackry has very good support which is extremely useful for international shipments, however if you’re looking for slightly more savings, then you can also look at USGoBuy, their shipment pricing is slightly cheaper.

  • hello , im from madagascar all major USA and EU site dont ship to my country , i m looking for a company to ship product to my country with cheap fee shipping , thx

    • I think Stackry definitely has the largest reach where shipping is concerned. You should look at some other services as well given in the post. We are not specialists in this field and have only provided an overview for some handpicked services out there.

  • #Boxhop ‘had’ been amazing, until recently. There are tons of delays in getting to see the parcels in the dashboard, once they do show up – Price is missing for most of the parcels (however I always get invoices shipped – Amazon for instance). From here, Good Luck with the resolution – their email responses are very slow (as slow as a week or No response at all). No Support numbers either, to sum it up my recent experiences can be rated as ‘Horrible’ !!!

    • Thank you for the review on BoxHop. This service is definitely odd. I however did find a support number. They don’t answer it AT ALL but its only listed in their legal pages – +1 646 681 6026 – You can try your luck too by dialing the number. As for their responses, yes they are horribly delayed.

  • Thank you for your informative story. I would like to ship parcels from UK and France to Saudi Arabia, can you suggest a parcel forwarding service?
    Thank you

    • Borderlinx has an offer at the moment for UAE, use our link + code given in the post if you decide to register with them. For Pakistan, I suggest using Stackry, Boxhop or any of the other services. You can calculate shipping cost using their shipping calculator (I know Stackry has reduced rates for UPS and FedEx over 100 pounds.

      With any service, their support can make a lot of difference (more than shipping rates) so it may be best if you asked support a few more pertinent questions, this way you’ll get a feel for their service. Best of Luck.

  • If you want to something from Germany you can use ClevverMail.com – it’s a mail forwarding service located in Germany, which ships to any country. Perhaps you want to add it your list?

  • Stay away from usgobuy – bad experience! They were under police investigation due to credit card fraud, but still let new customers sign up anyways, without warning, all my parcels were held at the local post office in Portland for over 6 months, then finally returned to the senders – bad support and no help during that time, just excuses. No information on anything. I got all my info from the local portland postoffice I called several times!
    Take them off your list!

          • I’ve been using shipito for a good 1 year now. Shiptio services are awesome but when they make a mistake they don’t own up to it. They weren’t like this when they started but now that they are growing they’ve become really crappy. Example, shipito staff ddestroyed my package and it costed me over 29$ plus a sale which I lost which was over $197. Shipito ended up refunded me $2.99

            Such a shame for a big ass company to do cheap stuff!

  • Hello Z
    Are you still recommending Stackry as i am planing to buy some items and send it to them to be forwarded to my country

    • Not sure Brent, but keep in mind that their customer reps are very slow and also a bit dumb. It took back & forth of 7 emails for them to understand a question that I wanted answered and 3 emails also had screenshots attached. I would not recommend them. You are better of trying Stackry or Borderlinx. Even BoxHop is good & their shipping is cheaper than those two. But BoxHop too has a slow customer response rate but on the upside they are not dumb.

  • I have used vykingship.com with great results. I find their website easy to navigate, their fees and rates seem very transparent, and I get a quick response whenever I email them with questions. They also have an interesting referral program that works (used it on a friend).

  • Hi, thanks for that great listing. I want to learn which of those including Import Customs and Duties inside their total cost. I think borderlinx includes it and you will not pay extra customs duty taxes in your country. (I am in Turkey)

  • The entire idea of saving on shipping is avoiding the huge cost associated with couriers which are taxed by customs. Shipping by regular post is 70% cheaper and no custom fees involved. Airmailpost is the key here.

    • Actually not all couriers are taxed by customs – depends on what you’re decalaring. However these services do storage and package consolidation…not just shipping. Lastly, because you have many options, you can get things delivered from 2 business days to 30 business days depending on the shipping speed you’ve chosen and the country you reside in. Lets not forget the experience of a user of Airmail post. He was quite upset with them till he received his packages. So this post here is exclusively for Parcel forwarding not shipping!

    • Sonia/Hina, The billing address is the address which is linked with your financial institution. Whatever address you have on record with your credit card, Skrill, PayPal will go in the billing address section.

  • Hi, I would appreciate if anyone had any experience of shopping online in us and deliver to Malaysia, which is the most recommended or Best Parcel Forwarding Services for destination to Malaysia say for item between 0.5 – 3 kg. Personal encounter would be even more helpful. thks

    • Yes we have experience in buying items online but havent sent them to Malaysia. You should try Borderlinx or Stackry since both of them ship across the globe. I have not tried Borderlinx but Stackry has been tested out multiple times.

      • There are many people talking about Stackry satisfactory services. But they accept payment via paypal which is not available in Pakistan. Bank wire is also there. Is it convenient for a Pakistani?

        Pls advice

        • Yes it is convenient for a Pakistani as well. The best part about Stackry is their customer support. You will need to get in touch with them regarding other payment options. For instance, I know they allow Skrill / Moneybookers in exceptional circumstances. CC Payments are processed via PayPal so you can use your credit card (without signing up with PayPal) however when you need to enter your billing information (when Paying with PayPal), mention your US Stackry address or a relative’s address.

          A couple of things to keep in mind: Speak to stackry before you do any of the above, so they don’t flag your transaction as ‘high-risk’ and seek their advice on getting around the billing address problem/PayPal payments. I hope this helps.

          • Hello Q Habib,
            Thank you for your in detailed reply. With your guidance and suggestions provided here, I’ve got my parcel forwarding service already. Thanks for such an authentic compilation. You guys also wrote an article on using virtual debit card. Can you suggest me any good virtual debit card service with an international address(US) for a Pakistani ? Guide me how to get international address as well. Thank you

    • Com Gateway used to give an Australian address. However, you might need to just look at warehouse options or the local post office in AUS. I will keep looking for a better answer…

      Hi Joe, please check out this link: http://www.sosmail.com.au/parcel-forwarding-international.asp and let me know if its any good. I have not had the chance to vet this service but it seems reliable. Be sure to get in touch with their customer reps first and see if they can answer your questions quickly and properly.

  • Thank you for the review..

    I’ve shipped a few things with Stackry and their customer service so far has been excellent. Great turnaround time on getting my packages shipped..

  • do not use MYUS they have a million hidden fees …example….a dollar if your device has a battery….they claim us customs…bull…i was a customs broker and they are screwing people. They will also hold some items over so you have to ship twice vs just once.
    This is from experience.

    • Thank you Fred for the feedback, will look into the customer services and get this parcel service off the list if they fail to give a proper reply

  • I once bought some antiques from ebay thru a US based package forwarding service http://www.usgobuy.com , their service is excellent and their shipping cost, as far as i know is the lowest to my place. I recommend this one if there is one to add, thanks

      • Thank you so much for your reply, Zahra, it is so kind of you. Add me to your skype if you dont mind. yingwen.sun

      • Sanae is the “scammer” behind that scam site. I’ve recently lost 4500$ buying from them. Tech-Vise you should be responsible for not advising about this. Sanae Niwa is the “owner” of the email and Airmailpost.com which is a SCAM ! they never send anything and they looked by the FBI at the moment.

        • Thank you Richard for bringing this to the attention of other readers. As you can see, we have not endorsed this website at all in our list above. Tech-Vise is not responsible for comments by users on this site and those who follow the recommendation of other users do so at their own discretion.

          • hi Q, thank you for the answer. that’s correct. Now i want to use Stackry. Was this service tested ? i wil buy the same things again and it would be terrible to lose the money. I know Tech Vise is not responsible for anything, but i was wondering whether the service was tested. thank you

          • Oh yes, we have tested and used Stackry. Their customer support is really very good. Do check delivery times though..and ensure you ask them about tax handling for your country. After numerous deliveries we have pretty much figured out what to put in the descriptions however it varies with each country and shipping provider.

          • hi Q, i have to tell you that my post was a mistake. I have received my items and actually I’ve paid a very convenient price for the shipping, i think the cheapest in the US. i would like to apologize to Airmailpost. and i suggest everybody using them, the service was fast and incredible cheap. thank you please contact me if you need more details.

        • Hi, Richard I just want to double check the kind of service you received from airmailpost.com. I am planning to ship my items ordered on ebay to their warehouse but first I want to make sure if they are trustworthy. I need your feedback please. Thanks!

          • Used airmailpost last December, an Amazon package of 5 items didn’t deliver in the consolidated pack, they blamed it on post office theft. Told me to go claim insurance. Was stumped. I didn’t believe that. Package wasn’t opened prior to delivery someone must have snagged it from their end.

          • Yes, this is why its better to pay a little more and go with a package consolidation + parcel forwarding company. This way, there is some insurance + assurance that you will get your packages. If Airmail services worked so well, we wouldnt have the likes of DHL, FedEx and UPS raking in all the money.

  • Yeah, it seems like all of these forwarding companies have their own way of doing things. I always check out the reviews before making a decision. Sign up fees are ridiculous, why should you have to pay money to be a customer? Check company shipping prices, that is where the real savings are. Excellent customer service is also very important. This is why I always use WannitUS.com.

    • Hi Mike –
      Who else have you tried in the industry before settling on WanItUs.com?

      Which country do you live in? I know some specialize in certain areas.
      Thanks for your input!

  • I am from peru
    . 1 – like getting one address in the United States.
    . 2 – for my company postal service
    3 -. A company that can ship products to my country

      • 1.- I want an address to receive packages of my clients in Peru
        2.- I take care of customs formalities as in peru is tax free up to $ 200
        thanks

      • I have used wannitus, and I had the worst experience. They are crooks!!! They have held my packages without invoicing, even after I have send several inquiries-every week for a month- each time a reply was given that an invoice will be ready within 24 hours; and, when they finally did send the invoice, they have charged me for storing my purchases pass the ” free of charge time”. the time when they delayed to invoice me. Then, there was the issue of charging higher than usual shipping costs. In the past, I have used MYUS with satisfaction, however I allowed my membership to elapsed and was looking for service without membership. I came upon a site that recommended Wannitus, and signed up. I will never use this service again!!

  • Thank you for highlighting out the typos. It is not easy to track them outside of a word editor.

    Regarding how the review was done, we have included a list of ten services that we found on the web. 5 were easy to come by and the other 5 took a while. We will have an update on the article in a few days and include the two services you have mentioned and perhaps relegate the two you and co were unhappy with to the bottom of the list or remove them altogether. Thank you.

  • I worry about the detail of this story. I have to ask how well you examined these ten services.

    The typos and grammar in your story indicate that details might not be your strong suit.

    Some of the services you list have average ratings on the web. I have experience with a couple (Shipito, MyUS) and while the service was often successful, customer service, tracking and fees were often something that made me and my co-workers unhappy.

    You don’t even mention two that we’ve used a number of times: Parcelbound (for quite a while) and Stackry (used the last 4 months after numerous recommendations.

    Did you shop and ship with all ten? Or just review their websites?

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